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Thousands of Voices Urge U.S. Supreme Court to Strike Down Mississippi Abortion Ban and Protect the Right to Abortion, 09.20.21 Stakes are High in Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case Challenging Mississippi Abortion Ban, 09.13.21 In [...]

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Oklahoma Call for Reproductive Justice et al. v. O’Connor, et al.

(Updated 10.06.21) On September 2, 2021, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners filed a lawsuit to block five Oklahoma state laws that ban and restrict abortion care. These laws ban abortion entirely by suspending doctors’ [...]

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Amicus Briefs: Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

A broad range of experts and those most impacted by abortion restrictions have filed amicus briefs (“friend of the court” briefs) urging the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban in Dobbs [...]

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Isaacson, et al. v. Brnovich, et al.

(Updated 9.29.2021) The Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners have filed a lawsuit challenging two Arizona abortion restrictions passed in April 2021. One provision, which targets pregnant people facing complex considerations regarding their medical [...]

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Whole Woman’s Health et al. v. Jackson et al.

(Updated 09.23.2021) On September 23, the Center for Reproductive Rights and its partners again requested the U.S. Supreme Court to stop this abortion ban, which has ended almost all abortion care in Texas since it [...]

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Abortion in Mississippi

Mississippi has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, making it difficult and, sometimes, impossible to access abortion care in the state.

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The Case in Depth

The Center for Reproductive Rights filed Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in March 2018 on behalf of Jackson Women’s Health Organization—the last remaining abortion clinic in Mississippi—to block the state’s unconstitutional ban on abortion after 15 weeks of [...]

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What’s at Stake

The Center for Reproductive Rights will be arguing this fall at the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the right to abortion as recognized in the landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.   The case—Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s [...]

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Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

In the most consequential abortion rights case in generations, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider a Mississippi abortion ban that directly challenges Roe v. Wade.

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CM v. The Hospital Director of Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital & The Minister of Health (High Court of Malawi)

High Court of Malawi Clarifies Law on Abortion (Updated 06.28.2021) On June 15 2021, the Malawi High Court reaffirmed the statutory protections for legal abortion. In its ruling, the court reiterated that despite the existing [...]

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Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, et al. v. Wilson, et al.

Case Documents: South Carolina Six-Week Ban District Court Preliminary injunction SC 6-Week Abortion Ban Complaint Press Releases: Court Blocks South Carolina Abortion Ban as Litigation Continues Court Will Block South Carolina Abortion Ban One Day [...]

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Ruling’s Impact on the Undue Burden Standard

A new report issued by the Center for Reproductive Rights analyzes the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2020 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo, a leading abortion case brought by the Center.

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South Wind Women’s Center, et al v. Stitt, et al

(REVISED 8.10.2020) This lawsuit challenges an Oklahoma order effectively banning abortion care in the state. The March 24 order, issued by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, requires all “elective” [...]

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Reproductive rights are human rights.

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